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Speak Up: What's Your Reward For Reaching a Fitness Goal?

Speak Up: What's Your Reward For Reaching a Fitness Goal?

My most recent fitness goal was to beat my personal best time running a mile, and when I did, I was sure to reward myself with a pedicure. Just as it's important to make fitness goals, it's equally important to decide how you're going to reward yourself once you reach them. A massage, really good chocolate, or a new skirt are just some of the ways I like to recognize my achievements.

So tell me, how do you honor your fitness successes?


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Caity111 Caity111 8 years
I have an August trip that I'm hoping to get bikini ready for. To motivate myself I made a schedule and have to check off 10 workouts a week (cardio, circuit training, stretching, trainer, boxing) for the next six weeks... If I reach that goal, I'm buying myself the Chanel purse that I've been wanting for years.
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
I agree that feeling and looking better is more than enough reward! But sometimes I promise myself new exercise clothes or equipment, because new things always get me excited about working out!
mem952 mem952 8 years
I'm planning to buy myself some new summer running shorts when i am half way through my 6 week half marathon training plan!
DivaDivine DivaDivine 8 years
I haven't set a reward for myself but probably should. I recently lost 10% of my body weight and haven't even thought of a reward. Once I start my new job, I'll treat myself to a beach vacation. Seeing myself in a bikini is reward enough!
cg130 cg130 8 years
I do agree that a sense of personal satisfaction and improved fitness is a reward in itself. However, I like to encourage myself to work a bit harder by thinking of all the new clothes I can buy once I lose 10 pounds! For me, there's nothing like feeling/looking great in my clothes! I also might buy myself some new exercise gear. If I'm having a hard time sticking to my diet/exercise, at the end of the week (if I stuck to it), I'll buy myself a magazine or some nail polish or something.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
My personal sense of satisfaction is my reward. I had to buy some new clothes when I lost weight, but that was almost more of a punishment than a reward. I'm not a big shopper, and I especially hate shopping for jeans!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I don't usually reward myself for exercising goals actually. Thinking I look hotter naked is enough of a reward :)
iheartkerning iheartkerning 8 years
my only reward is to look hotter in new cycling gear! for example, for hitting my 50 mile goal, I went out and bought a (way overpriced but hot) designer cycling jersey. it only furthers the motivation to ride, and that's all I need.
TeresaB81 TeresaB81 8 years
I agree that feeling great is a reward but I really like feeling like I earned something and having something tangible to represent that would also be great. I am trying to lose weight right now and this post is really making me consider promising myself a reward.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
My reward is a nice thick juicy fillet of salmon belly! Ah it's so delicious!
lydialee_home lydialee_home 8 years
I reward myself by signing up more race - to see if I can beat my time next year. :)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't really reward myself regularly anymore now that I'm at my goal weight/size, but I do like to go out and splurge on new fitness gear and clothes sometimes to make me feel like it's all worth it.
LilyLyra LilyLyra 8 years
New lingerie. It highlights everything I've done much much more than my usual clothing. It makes me feel very confident too. :-D And my fiance is definitely not complaining.
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
Definitely new clothes! The best feeling is when you fit perfectly into a pair of jeans that a few months before you could barely get over your butt.
elenaperez64 elenaperez64 8 years
When I reached 50 pounds I went skydiving. It was awesome! i'm so happy I did it!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I'm also with those who say that fitness and optimal health are the rewards.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
When I do lose some weight, or find that my clothes are fitting loosely, I go out and splurge on some cute things. Most of the time, going out shopping IS my reward. I can't do milestone rewards, because I'm always disappointed when the weight loss doesn't happen [and it actually has taken me A REALLY LONG TIME to get down a POUND beyond the first 10 I lost...and I STILL have like 95 -100 to go!]. I don't reward myself in general, so I've started making rewards for other things besides just goes on the list of things I can reward myself for. :)
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I wish I could say that fitness and health is reward enough for me; but I'm far too goal oriented. But I do buy myself clothes when I lose weight. It's exciting to go to the store and discover I'm one size down
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Oh boy, this could get dangerous: spent $102 on two pairs of bike shorts and two bike jerseys as an, um 'reward' for 100 miles of biking last weekend regular pedicures and the biggest "reward": $1100 Felt S32 tri bike :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I'm with those who says FITNESS is the reward, not to mention HEALTH. A healthy, fit body feels good, and looks good. That's hard to beat. :) Speaking of which, it's time for my weekly jog.
mannylove mannylove 8 years
New clothes, gym clothes or fun clothes!
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
When I reach a milestone, I reward myself by buying new gym clothes.
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